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AIA 2019: Architosh awards 7th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA National in Las Vegas

Architosh highlights BEST of SHOW honors to the most exciting and innovative software and digital technologies shown earlier this month at the 2019 AIA National Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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AIA: Unity Brings Unity Reflect to Real-Time BIM

Unity Reflect will save customers time and money by giving AEC professionals the ability to export BIM data natively from Autodesk Revit and expanding collaborative real-time 3D experiences on any device.

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Early Access: (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso—#04

Early Access coverage of the Emergent Technologies (emTech) section for the upcoming INSIDER Xpresso #04. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside this issue, we cover Smart Cities, AI and Robots in Architecture, Construction Robotics, brand new AR/VR tools and new Computational Design offerings from Dassault.

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Epic Acquires Twinmotion from Abvent—Joins Unreal Engine Suite of Technologies

Epic acquires Twinmotion and adds it to its Unreal Engine suite of technologies for professional markets.

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The Wild Announces Speech to Text Annotation Tool for VR Design Reviews

Now The Wild boasts speech-to-text commenting tool for VR design reviews when you and your teammates or stakeholders are not aligned with time zones or busy schedules.

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Real-Time or Your-Time—How Visual Vocal Can Change the AR/VR Landscape in AEC

NBBJ helped incubate Visual Vocal serving as its primary test case, now the AR/VR startup is leading the charge in AEC around new and more efficient collaboration and communications.  [This Early Access feature was first available in this month’s Xpresso newsletter. Sign-up!]

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Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020

New release of Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 packs a punch with improved content creation and design visualization toolset.

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Eye Candy for Architects—Chaos Group Releases New Reel

Chaos Group’s latest ArchViz Reel features mouth-wateringly beautiful architectural visuals caught in still and motion for some of the world’s most elite architects by the most talented visualization studios and agencies across the globe. Take a look.

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Early Access: (emTech) Section for INSIDER Xpresso newsletter—#02

Our Early Access Release of the (emTech) section for INSIDER Xpresso #02. Non-subscribers can gain access to this information by signing up for our monthly Xpresso newsletter for free. Inside we talk Robotics in AEC, AI, ML, and computational design—and more!

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3D News: Chaos Group Launches New Chaos Cloud Rendering Solution

Chaos Cloud offers one-button and unlimited rendering power for 3D artists and designers with no hidden fees.

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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray Next for SketchUp

Chaos Group continues to deliver its most powerful rendering technologies to the world’s most popular 3D modeler, with V-Ray Next for Sketchup.

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Autodesk Completes ‘BuildingConnected’ Acquisition

Autodesk closes acquisition of BuildingConnected in All Cash Deal.

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The ODA (Open Design Alliance) Releases New ‘BimNv’ SDK for Navisworks Files

The ODA continues to advance AEC industry data interoperability with the release of BimNv, a new SDK for standalone access to Navisworks files.

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The New Hypar Platform—Soon Offering the AEC Industry Scalable Computation

Autodesk veterans set out to capture AEC firm expertise and address the limitations of today’s visual scripting (or algorithmic-aided design) tools.

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‘The Wild’ Is Compelling New AR-VR Software Solution for Mac and Windows

The Wild is a new AR-VR software offering that powers remote multi-party collaborative design through the cloud using the top headsets like Oculus and Vive. The solution also uniquely supports Apple’s Mac computers in addition to Windows.

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INSIDER: A (.dwg) Renaissance—Neil Petersen of the ODA Explains Why

With 80 software engineers largely in Eastern Europe, the Open Design Alliance (ODA) is a software powerhouse in its own right, now aiming to maximize CAD industry interoperability across a range of new initiatives. Importantly though, (.dwg) is far from legacy—new initiatives aim to put it back on the main stage.

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INSIDER: Bricsys 2018: CAD + Machine Learning Equals Intelligent Collaboration

Bricsys has possibly taken the leadership front in the area of merging Machine Learning (ML) within a CAD tool—it has demonstrated truly powerful and ground-breaking new intelligence in a (.dwg) native-based CAD and BIM tool, with specialized verticals coming by way of a powerful third-party API system.

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INSIDER: Graebert On Concentric Circles of (.dwg) Users—Why Its Cloud and Enterprise Updates Matter

The cloud is unlocking roadblocks in existing workflows and Graebert’s ARES Kudo, in particular, is enabling its OEM partners to build enriched solution portfolios that scale up to the larger enterprise client level.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2019

Vectorworks Architect 2019 may not have a “star” new feature but as architect and reviewer John Helm notes, it offers “a big bang for your buck.” The update offers a large range of superb improvements to existing workflows with new tech—like the new sculpting site modeling tools which can provide great fun with design.

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Autodesk to Acquire BuildingConnected for $275 Million

The two companies will be looking to create a Digital Marketplace for the Global Construction Industry.

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macOS Platform Gains New Stunning VR 3D Software—Introducing eyecad VR

New award-winning Italian software startup has eye-catching VR 3D software platform on both Windows and Mac.

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Autodesk + Unity—Dave Rhodes of Unity Talks About New Partnership

Architosh goes in deep on the Autodesk and Unity partnership. Learn about our chat at AU 2018 with Unity executive, David Rhodes, as he reveals the deeper picture behind the news.

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Autodesk and Unity’s New Partnership—Announcement and Notes

We talk details about the Autodesk + Unity Partnership. Gain some insight from the embedded videos we took at AU 2018.

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Autodesk To Acquire SaaS Construction Industry Darling ‘PlanGrid’—What It Can Mean

Autodesk announces its intention to acquire PlanGrid, giving the design software giant instant street cred in the booming Construction Tech software market. BIM 360, Revit and PlanGrid integrations and a deepening ecosystem for CDE systems will catapult Autodesk within the construction software sector.

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AU2018: Autodesk’s Forge—Accomplishments and Future

In this news and analysis report, we discuss Autodesk’s Forge Platform—where it has been in 2018 and what’s new and some examples from Autodesk University 2018.

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AU2018: Autodesk’s Progress with BIM 360—What’s Next?

Autodesk continues to advance its next-generation BIM 360 platform—a CDE (common data environment) for every stakeholder in the AEC industry. The latest news features a new costing module and more news about third-party integrations.

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Fireside Chat—The Details Behind Vectorworks 2019

Architosh talks to Dr. Biplab Sarkar about some of the nuances and rationales behind the latest big features in Vectorworks 2019.

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INDEX 01: All Mac 3D Apps—Alphabetical Listing

This is our complete (WIP) listing of all Mac 3D apps, simply organized by alphabetical order. This is our master list and truncated lists are organized by industry categories.

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INDEX 02: 3D Apps: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture and it has featured some of the most innovative 3D applications ever developed, period. This list of 3D apps useful and commonly used in AEC is mostly focused on architects but all AEC pros may want to touch some of these. This list complements our other AEC app list coverage.

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SIG’18: Siggraph 2018 — Vancouver Highlights From Computer Graphics Show

Akiko Ashley covers the recent SIGGRAPH computer graphics show from Vancouver, noting the highlight announcements in 3D software and VR/AR/MR technologies along with key hardware from Nvidia.

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WorldViz has launched Vizard 6—Python-based VR development platform

The upgraded VR development platform for researchers and innovators includes new support for Windows MR headsets and easier 3D art workflows.

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Perspectives on BEST of SHOW 2018: Perez’s Model of Technological Revolutions—BIM, CDEs and VR

Architosh presents its annual “perspectives” on BEST of SHOW honorees at AIA in NYC. This year we place our views on AEC technologies under the larger perspective of famed economist and technology historian, Carlota Perez—introducing her landmark Techno-Economic Paradigms (TEPs) theory model that explains how technology revolutions and financial capital conspire towards total paradigm shifts approximately every 60 years.

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AIA2018: On the Show Floor—Technology in Architecture Part 2

Part 2 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this report, we introduce three new companies brand new to the AIA show—each offering innovative new technologies useful for practice. From 3D printing of models to powerful and simple rendering to a super little Bluetooth color reading device that saves color data to the cloud.

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AIA2018: Abvent’s new Twinmotion 2019—What’s New

Abvent’s new Twinmotion 2019 was released last week at AIA. Here is what is new.

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AIA 2018: Architosh awards 6th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA National in New York City

Architosh announces its 2018 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors to best software and technologies shown at the national convention in New York City a week ago.

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AIA2018: On the Show Floor—Technology in Architecture Part 1

Part 1 of our show reports from the 2018 AIA National Convention and Expo in NYC. In this first part, we focus on the big four BIM authoring tool providers for architects and what they were showing to visitors to their booths.

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AIA2018: Autodesk to Introduce BIM 360 Design at AIA 2018

Autodesk will demonstrate the power of cloud-connected design through its BIM 360 platform as it advances BIM 360 Design at AIA 2018 next week.

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SCIA Announces SCIA Engineer 18—Structural Analysis and Design Software

SCIA Engineer 18 streamlines usability, extends BIM links into the process and advances material design with industry-first features like its support for Bekaert  Dramix® SFRC solutions.

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GTC: Architecture and the Future of Technology—KPF, HKS, P+W, Gensler and Others

The third installment feature from this year’s NVIDIA GTC covers a lot of terrain as it summarizes key panel discussions from leading global architecture firms.

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Autodesk releases new InfraWorks and Autodesk Civil 3D 2019

Autodesk releases updates to its infrastructure design and engineering products—InfraWorks 360 and Civil 3D 2019.

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CannonDesign—Powering Their Design Pipeline with NVIDIA GPU Technology

Continuing our coverage from the 2018 NVIDIA GTC Conference, Akiko Ashley profiles how CannonDesign—one of the architectural presenters at the GTC—utilizes NVIDIA GPU Technology across a range of virtualized desktop infrastructure and workstations powering everything from Revit to Unreal.

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Event News: New ARCHICAD Courses Online

There are numerous ARCHICAD courses online happening throughout the spring heading into the summer. Earn AIA credits on these courses and more.

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ARCHICAD Now Available Under Subscription Licenses in North America

New subscription licensing options for ARCHICAD in Canada and the US now available will empower firms with greater workflow and collaboration capabilities.

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Here Come The Game Engines—Open Beta of Unreal Studio Announced for Pro App Market

Game engines are on the cusp of a major invasion of the professional apps market—with leading 3D professional tools now looking at Unreal integrations.

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French Mac Developer Releases New ‘bim.aero’ for the AEC Industry

New BIM software from France aims to simplify the building design process by allowing architects and designers to use whatever modeling software they want up-front and then segue gracefully into IFC2x3 BIM compliant models which can then be pushed to the main BIM tools.

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Bespoke Computational Tools at Payette Drive Unforeseen Values to Firm and Client Alike

Grasshopper, Ladybug, Honeybee, HumanUI…these are just some of the buzz words among those doing computational design at Payette, a subset of the major Boston-based practice doing work around the world.

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Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline

As game engines continue to evolve as full-fledged complete 3D development environments, their ability to simplify complex development challenges across platforms means more professional 3D pros will begin to take advantage of them.

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Construction Software: PlanGrid introduces new ‘PlanGrid Submittals’

PlanGrid has added a much-wanted element to their popular construction SaaS software solution for professionals in the building construction industry. Now the architect, engineers, and contractors have a complete submittals workflow contained entirely within PlanGrid with the new PlanGrid Submittals.

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A Primer on CDEs (Common Data Environments) for Architects

In this article, we provide a primer on the Common Data Environment (CDE) application standards for data in the AEC industry as it relates to pain points in the industry and where new CDE application solutions can take us.

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Ultimate List of CDE (Common Data Environment) Apps for Architects

The Mac platform isn’t a minority player in an AEC industry moving to the cloud with the most important new digital platform to affect industry change—the new CDE (common data environment).  This article introduces the reader to 18 different solutions and profiles 5 leaders against key CDE definition criteria.

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Architosh’s 10 Most Popular Articles of 2017

These are the stories from 2017 that most caught our reader’s attention.

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INSIDER: GRAPHISOFT’s BIM World—From the banks of the Danube to Tokyo

The Hungarian BIM software maker had a tremendous year, with noteworthy new technologies and even more noteworthy news of developments that lie ahead.

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INSIDER: Big Construction and ARCHICAD—Willard Williams Talks Shop

Architect Willard Williams isn’t your typical ARCHICAD expert. He works on the construction company side of the equation now, but his insight about BIM and about how VR/AR and ARCHICAD can add value to the market is worth taking notes on.

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New Tools for Presentations in Prospect Pro by IrisVR

irisVR’s adds new presentation tools for Prospect Pro.

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CL3VER Does Big Update—New CL3VER Presenter and More

CL3VER continues to advance with new Presenter offering enhanced optionality over visual control, commenting collaboration, rendering type and resolution and much more.

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SCIA Announces SCIA Engineer 17.1—Update for Skyward Productivity

New SCIA 17.1 update reflects company’s ability to listen to the needs of its customers, as it delivers updates important to customers in Europe and the United States.

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INDEX 03: ARCHICAD Workflows and Add-Ons

ARCHICAD is the original BIM application and arguably the market leader for BIM innovation for the global architectural community. The veteran BIM application has more than 50 third-party Add-On applications that powerfully extend what ARCHICAD can do.

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INDEX 02: CAD: AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)

The Mac platform has always been popular in architecture circles in particular but increasingly within the overall AEC industry. This list of AEC CAD apps is just one component of what we will eventually have for AEC app list coverage.

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BricsCAD BIM 18—In Gent A New Power Is Rising in the BIM World

Bricsys of Belgium delivers many robust upgrades to its BricsCAD platforms and its BIM solutions has gain machine learning technology.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2018

Vectorworks 2018’s new “multi-views” technology may be the show stopper in the latest release, but as John Helm notes, this is also the most sturdy first release in a long time.


 

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